Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Mar 7, 2013
7:30pm

ON THE ROAD: CINEMATIC JOURNEYS
Double Feature!
CONVOY / MIDNIGHT RUN
35th Anniversary!

CONVOY
1978, MGM Repertory, 106 min, USA, Dir: Sam Peckinpah

For some strange reason, CB radios and long-distance truckers became all the rage in the late ’70s. When C.W. McCall’s country hit "Convoy" rocketed up the pop charts as well, the phenomenon took on a life of its own. Bill L. Norton (CISCO PIKE) wrote the screenplay for director Sam Peckinpah’s irascible action comedy about a trucker known as Rubber Duck (Kris Kristofferson), who, in league with his gal Melissa (Ali MacGraw), leads a rebellious convoy of like-minded drivers in protest against a brutally repressive sheriff called Cottonmouth (Ernest Borgnine). With Burt Young, Franklin Ajaye, Seymour Cassel.


25th Anniversary!

MIDNIGHT RUN
1988, Universal, 126 min, USA, Dir: Martin Brest

This superb action comedy teams bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) and former Mafia accountant Jonathan "The Duke" Mardukas (Charles Grodin) on a madcap, cross-country road trip. Exchanging insults, fighting off feds and thugs alike, Grodin and De Niro's chemistry is unmatched. Director Brest keeps the anarchic humor and hilariously foul-mouthed dialogue coming at a lightning pace. Memorable support from the hysterically profane Dennis Farina, Joe Pantoliano, John Ashton and a sunglasses-wearing Yaphet Kotto.


Screening format: 35mm
Egyptian Theatre • Thu, Mar 7, 2013 • 7:30pm

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